[Reference to organizations and links to outside websites are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute endorsement by Skagit Humane. As with all web research, assess the value of any recommendations carefully and consult your veterinarian before making changes that affect your pet's life. Research all organizations thoroughly to make informed decisions. There is simply too much information and too many changes to this information for Skagit Humane to continually monitor and evaluate it.]
Poison Control Information for Pets
Experts provide valuable information to help parents recognize and protect their pets from poisonous substances including plants, human food, human medications, and more.
Pet and Animal Emergency Planning
Keeping Pets Safe at Home
Cat boarding resources
Dog training resourcesThe Humane Society of Skagit Valley is dedicated to our mission of educating our members and the public on humane animal care. Call us with any animal care or training questions, or visit the following websites for online resources:
Check out the short and easy to follow advice to address problem behaviors, house-training, introducing a new dog to your baby, as well as short articles to help you understand developmental stages of your dog at http://www.howtoteachadog.com
Animal Farm Foundation, Inc., seeks to secure equal treatment and opportunity for pit bull type dogs. The resources tab on their website offers free dog training e-books that are of value to owners of all dog breeds, as well as a great FAQ section, lots of resources, and tips on caring for a new dog. http://www.animalfarmfoundation.org
BADRAP. BADRAP is a pit bull advocacy group and a nationally-recognized resource for both dog owners and shelters, offering pets for adoption, training classes, and some of the internet's best online information on dog training and problem solving for owners of every breed. Click here for their invaluable "dog owner's bible"!
Academy of Canine Behavior. ACOB is a Bothell area boarding and training facility that offers free behavior assessments, canine good citizen testing, dog training, and advice for dog owners facing training challenges. We highly recommend seeking an assessment from ACOB before relinquishing a pet due to training challenges. To make an appointment for your free evaluation, call (425) 486-9567 or toll free 1 (800) 335-9267. http://www.aocb.com
Canine Good Citizen program. The American Kennel Club's CGC program allows dogs to earn a title for safe, mannerly behavior and basic obedience skills. Earning recognition for good citizenship can be a first step in dog training and can lay a foundation for other events like agility, therapy, or tracking. A CGC title can look great on your dog's resume, especially if you're applying to rent housing! http://www.akc.org/dog-owners/training/canine-good-citizen